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Thick as Thieves: Happy Release (ITV 8 Jun 1974, with Jay Neill)

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In Happy Release the happy homecoming for Dobbs has not been as fulsome as he hoped. Best friend Stan has moved in with his wife Annie and Dobbs has found himself having to assume lodger status. Stan has been confined to bed after “doing his back in” tripping over Dobb’s luggage on the stairs.

Stan is not anywhere near as poorly as he is making out but Annie (and George) are waiting on him hand and foot. Dobb’s is still only concerned with being rid of Stan and getting things back to how they were but Annie makes the situation plain. Stan will not be leaving.

Not a lot happens but there is lot’s of great dialogue!

classic quote
“Not only do I have my wife’s lover in the house, I’ve got to play Jeeves to his Bertie Wooster.”

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×25 minute episodes / Broadcast Saturday 8 June 1974 at 8.30pm

Wriers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Production Design: Rodney Cammish / Director: Derrick Goodwin

Series: Thick as Thieves Episode 2 (of 8)

cast
Bob Hoskins as George Dobbs
John Thaw as Stan
Pat Ashton as Annie Dobbs
Jay Neill as Ambulance Man

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost

In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow, calls him in over a cottage he has been left in a will. He has no idea why he has been left the cottage but since he has taken over ownership more than a few strange things have been happening.

Hazell stays at the cottage for a few days and manages to find no small amount of comfort when Harlow’s wife Stephanie turns up (Harlow himself is in New York). Although there is clearly something spooky going on it’s definitely man made and it doesn’t take Hazell too long to work it out.

The episode was a rare outing outside of London for the series, it was filmed in the East Anglian village of Walberswick and surrounds. Although all the interiors were filmed in studio of coure.

classic quote
I may be common but I’m not stupid

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 May 1979

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Philip Blowers, Peter Elliot / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 7

cast
Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Michael Gaunt as Peter Harlow
John Woodnutt as Vicar
Desmond Llewellyn as Bell
Richard Simpson as Weaver
Meg Davies as Stephanie Harlow
Desmond McNamara as Tel
Peter Woodward as Gregory Summers
Joy Steward as Mrs Summers

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Blake’s 7: Breakdown (BBC-1 6 Mar 1978, with Julian Glover)

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Blake’s 7: Project Avalon (BBC-1 27 Feb 1978, with Glynis Barber)

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